Java EE Development and COTS Integration Support - (m/f) - EUMETSAT



Information and Communication Technology Support (ICT) - EUMETSAT

Required Start Date

November 2014



Submission Deadline

8th October 2014 


EUMETSAT - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of

Java EE Development and COTS Integration Support


for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

The focus of this position is to deliver Java EE Development and Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) Integration Support in the Enterprise Data and Application Team (EDA) of the Information and Communication Technology Support (ICT) section. The ICT Section is developing, maintaining and operating the EUMETSAT Office Computing Infrastructure running technical, scientific, administrative and desktop applications and providing support to the users of these systems. The responsibilities of the Enterprise Data and Application team start with the collection, documentation and analysis of requirements for new multi-tier applications, Website and Intranet in close collaboration with internal customers and external suppliers. The responsibilities continue with the specification and design of the solution, the selection of the software platform and related technologies, the implementation and test of the services and applications, and finally the maintenance of the system and application together with the other existing services.

The following activities shall be performed:

1.            Java EE Application Development

-              Design, implement, maintain, test and deliver applications for all services based on Java, Java EE, Oracle Database and Oracle Web Center Content Management System following the full application development and maintenance cycle;

2.            COTS Application Maintenance

-              Specify, customize, integrate and maintain client-server based COTS systems and document the customisation and integration in the EUMETSAT environment (e.g. Book Library System, Org Chart System, Image Library System).

Furthermore the key person is expected to support the following tasks, but to a much lesser extent than the key tasks.

It is foreseen, that the detailed tasks will include as a minimum:

Microsoft Access Database Maintenance

-              Maintain, test and deliver applications based on Microsoft (MS) Access 2007/13;

General Tasks

-              Provide second level support for existing applications, systems and services;

-              Gather and document user and system requirements / constraints;

-              Document the tasks and deliverables according to EUMETSAT working practices;

-              Perform the related quality assurance, configuration and change management activities;

-              Contribute to project planning and reporting.


Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

• Java EE Development

-              Experience in the design, implementation, integration and testing of Website and Intranet applications using Java EE 7 and Oracle databases 11g;

-              Experience in developing with JSF/Facelets, JSP & Servlets;

-              Experience in developing with JPA (Hibernate, TopLink);

-              Knowledge of (X)HTML, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, XML, XSTL;

-              Knowledge of Oracle SQL;

General Tasks

-              Knowledge of Windows;

-              Proven experience in formal documentation, preferably in a ISO 9000 certified project and service environment;

-              High degree of autonomy, good personal communication skills (oral and writing) and strong customer-oriented approach to interact with EUMETSAT personnel.

In addition to the above requirements, experience / knowledge in the following areas shall be

considered a distinct advantage:

Java EE Development

-              Knowledge of Oracle WebCenter Content 11g;

-              Experience in integrating applications in Oracle WebCenter Content 11g;

-              Experience in Glassfish 4 administration

COTS Application Maintenance

-              Professional experience in integrating and customising COTS systems;

Microsoft Access Database Maintenance

-              Experience in maintaining Visual Basic for Applications and MS Access applications;

General Tasks

-              Experience in integrating systems with Web Services/SOAP, LDAP/AD;

-              Experience with reporting tools (e.g. Jasper Reports, Crystal Reports, SAP BI);

-              Knowledge of UML and Design Patterns;

-              Knowledge of ITIL, in particular with respect to change and configuration management fundamentals and principles;

The work requires a team player with the ability to work efficiently in a small team environment. The variety of the tasks requires a high degree of autonomy and the ability to take your own initiatives.



Background information


A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.



In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 8th October 2014 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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